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Belgian Postal Company Moves Into Crowdsourced Deliveries

Last week Belgian Postal Company bpost launched bringr, which they themselves call an innovative collaborative platform app. Consumers and companies alike can use the smartphone app to find a driver for delivering their goods. These drivers are not working for bpost, but are private people that have registered themselves as a driver in the bringr app. How does it work? You install […]

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Is Google Going to Make a Move into Logistics with Robots?

The past months there has been a lot of buzz about amazon turning into a logistics service provider, by in-sourcing increasingly more supply chain and logistics functions. It seems Google is looking into making moves into a similar direction. They have already followed amazon when it comes to delivering goods with drones. Now it seems it wants to follow them into […]

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Logistics Market Snapshot – May 2016

Each month the Georgia Center of Innovation for Logistics publishes a Logistics Market Snapshot with key Logistics and Supply Chain figures and statistics. Included are several Freight Indexes, Industrial Vacancy and Rent Rates and general economic indexes. Please find the ones that jumped out at me below: Trucking Volume: The ATA’s seasonally adjusted For-Hire Truck Tonnage index decreased 4.5% to […]

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Creating a 3D Value Chain in Your High-Tech Supply Chain

Supply Chains are going digital, so it is no wonder that that is one of the main topics of eft’s High-Tech & Electronics Summit, which is held in Amsterdam next week. LogisticsMatter has been a Media Partner of many eft events, and this one is no exception. The agenda features speakers from companies like Philips, Bose, Liberty Global, and IBM. With over 180 […]

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Air and Ocean Freight Confidence Remains Low

To get a better view of global air and ocean trade, Stifel has partnered with Transport Intelligence to create the Stifel Logistics Confidence Index (LCI), a monthly survey of international shippers and forwarders that measures freight activity across several European-based trade lanes. Please find this month’s results below. Month over Month Decline in Logistics Confidence The Stifel Logistics Confidence Index […]

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Volvo to Disrupt Package Delivery

Package delivery. One of the most important events for all companies that rely on parcel carriers to deliver their goods to customers (consumers and businesses alike). Can’t always go right and it doesn’t. Who’s fault it is doesn’t really matter to the customer. They call the shipper to complain and it’s a lose lose situation for everybody: the shipper, the […]

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Collaboration and Innovation Improve Aid Delivery

Whether it are natural disasters, such as earthquakes or extreme drought, or man made disasters like wars, they leave people in need of aid. Many times infrastructure is damaged, communications lines are destroyed, and the areas that need aid the most are the hardest to reach. Getting aid to where it needs to be, when it needs to be there […]

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Logistics Market Snapshot – April 2016

Each month the Georgia Center of Innovation for Logistics publishes a Logistics Market Snapshot with key Logistics and Supply Chain figures and statistics. Included are several Freight Indexes, Industrial Vacancy and Rent Rates and general economic indexes. Always great to see the Netherlands featured. Please find some statistics below, or click the image to download the full snapshot. Spring has […]

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Emerging Technologies That Will Impact Logistics

I have said it before, and I will say it again. I love Infographics. Good ones, that is. As of today I have collected 473 of them on my Infographic board on Pinterest, so the one in this article will be 474. Emerging Technologies Shaping the Future of Logistics The global logistics market is estimated to be worth about $4 […]